Shane Watson

Oz pacer Watson ready to cope with sustained cricket

Oz pacer Watson ready to cope with sustained cricketAbu Dhabi (UAE), Apr. 30 : Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is confident a revamped bowling technique will allow him to cope with sustained cricket.

After stress-fractures of the back forced him out of cricket last November, the latest in a long line of injuries, Watson is making a comeback in gradual stages during Australia''s current one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Symonds,Watson and Lee back in squad for UAE series against Pakistan

London, Apr. 8: Cricket Australia (CA) has recalled Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee and Shane Watson for the six match One Day International series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Announcing the 14 man squad for the series starting April 22, the chairman of selectors, Andrew Hilditch, said: "Andrew Symonds has been cleared by Cricket Australia to resume playing for the Australian cricket team and he has been included in the squad."

Symonds poor form along with a niggling knee injury, and several off-field controversial incidents forced him to sit out through the last summer.

Hilditch hoped that Symonds would grab the opportunity, and prove that he still possesses those match winning qualities.

Australia’s Watson sad over IPL shift from India

Australia’s Watson sad over IPL shift from IndiaLondon, Mar, .23 : Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has expressed his unhappiness over the shifting of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from India to South Africa.

Watson, who was the player of the tournament in the IPL's first season, said the shift would affect people's participation.

Watson to stage a comeback as ‘batsman only’

Shane WatsonBrisbane, Feb. 25 : Australian all rounder Shane Watson is all set to stage a comeback on the first-class cricketing arena when he takes the field in Queensland’s Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales at the Gabba on Thursday.

Watson will be returning as a ‘batsman only’ in the game after stress fractures in his back forced him to remain out of action for nearly two months.

He is currently training under batting legend, Greg Chappell to improve his chances of making it to the Ashes squad later.

Fit again Watson set to make a comeback

Shane WatsonBrisbane, Feb. 24 : Injured Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will launch his latest comeback in Queensland''s Sheffield Shield clash with New South Wales starting at the Gabba on Thursday.

Finally fit after suffering a back stress fracture, Watson will play as a batsman in a match critical to the Bulls'' hopes of meeting already-qualified Victoria in the Shield final.

One of the heroes of Queensland''s weekend one-day title success, pacer Ben Laughlin, is in line for his first class debut after also earning a Bulls nod.

Watson says will use IPL to launch Ashes selection bid

Watson says will use IPL to launch Ashes selection bid